Showing posts from January, 2010

Chunky Tomato Soup and Cheesy Croissants

O.K., I know this isn't rocket science, but here's an easy lunch for you for the snowy weather. I bought the grocery's cheap brand of tomato soup, along with the same brand of petite diced tomatoes. I mixed together, along with Italian seasoning and salt and pepper and prepared this soup as directed. This soup was so much better than when I just make Campbell's tomato soup, who knew?

With it, had reduced fat croissants, one with sprinkled reduced fat cheese; other with turkey pepperoni and reduced fat cheese.

Sorry I didn't take a photo, couldn't wait to eat it. Good stuff, so easy, so cheap; and quick!

Balsamic Pork Chops, Roasted Asparagus and Sauteed Spinach

Yes, another healthy meal, what can I say? Turned out great, and it took less than 20 minutes. Potatoes on the photo are left-overs, recipe on earlier post. I also made 12 fruit smoothies (not shown...obviously) to place in the freezer for future consumption...yum. They included bananas, strawberries and pineapple, shot of V-8 Splash and ice. One way to get your fruits and veggies in...drink them.

Recipe for pork chops and asparagus came from Weight Watchers 5 Ingredient 15 minute Cookbook, recipe for spinach came from the good ole internet after Google searched "Baby Spinach Recipes", after having some left-over baby spinach and could not eat one more spinach salad. In case you haven't noticed, I hate to waste anything.

O.k., here we go with your recipes, hope you enjoy.

Balsamic Pork Chops
4 (4-oz.) boneless center-cut pork loin chops (1/2" thick)
1 tsp salt-free lemon-herb seasoning (I used sf garlic-herb seasoning instead)
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup fat-free, les…

New Year, New Beginnings - Healthy Food Discoveries

Sorry it's been a while since my last post...holidays and taking time to get things better organized. That's what we do at the New Year, isn't it? Clean out closets, organize desks, start working out, eat healthier, start routines maybe like going to church regularly, reading more or writing in a journal. Well...I'm trying to do all of that (if the blog counts for journal writing now). Let's see how long it lasts.
I won't bore you with all of it, but I do want to share some of my latest healthy food discoveries. I had I thought...for this, but had forgotten that I took my memory card out of my camera for downloads; and lost the cord to hook up my camera to I only have one photo for you...that of this great dressing. Maple Grove Farms of Vermont Fat Free Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing It wasn't very experience ($2.19) and for that plus the FAT FREE in all caps, I didn't have high hopes that this would taste good. It only has 5 calori…